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1909 W'KST FIELD SOHMAL.
estfbtfi Normal i^rtfool
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Stella A. Vitty Presidt ni
Esther L. Dalrymple Yk< -l*r< si<l< ni
Anne 1 [alfpenny Treasurer
Tryphena Bickford Secretary
Louis G. Monte, Lewis B. Allyn.
Clarence A. Brodeur, Principal.
Frederic Goodwin, J. C. Hockenberry,
Edith Cummings, L. B. Allyn,
A. A. Knight, L. (J. .Monti:,
C. B. Wilson.
George W. Winslow, Principal.
1909 WESTFIELD XORMAL.
Ollasa of 1900
patfalfc Normal ^>rtjoo,l
( 'i.ass Banquet.
Thursday. June 17, 1909, Park Square Hotel.
Saturday afternoon, June 19, 1909, Dickinson Hall.
Saturday evening, June 19, 1909. Assembly Hall.
June 20, 1909. Assembly Hall
Monday, June 21. 1909.
Monday evening, June 21. 1909.
Graduation Ivy Exercises.
Tuesday. June 22. 1909.
STELLA A. VITTY
ESTHER L. DALRYMPLE
1909 WESTFIELD NORMAL.
f ropljmj of Glass 19D9
Given Monday, June 21, 1.90.'), at tht ('hiss Picnic.
By Helen T. Howard, Margaret I. Leahy.
TWO poor unfortunates! Chosen as the foretellers of the
future of the illustrious Class of 1909. What were we
to do! Mere babes in the gift of prophecy. What a
vast amount of courage we had, to lay aside a whole
week to haunt Dickinson Hall and to wander about the Campus
with a view of probing the veil of mystery shrouding the fu-
ture of our classmates. Although this was a mammoth ( ?) sac-
rifice, we felt ourselves amply repaid.
One afternoon about five o'clock, the usual hour for all of
the girls' constitutionals, Margaret and I were strolling about
the Campus, just outside the geology room, when we saw a
strange gleam in the grass. It proved to be a queer specimen
of a stone which we tried in vain to associate with some of the
magnetites, siderites, etc., which we met with in our past geology
days. I had hardly picked it up when it began to crumble in my
hand and the next moment what should I see in its place, but
an old. old man. about ninety years of age. with a beard, way
down to here and nowhere. So sudden was this apparition that
Margarel sank on the ground and 1 immediately followed suit,
bnl only to rise again to greel him. We had hardly regained
our breath before the old man began to murmur in a thin
quavering voice, which bespoke his ninety years and more.
Pricking up our cars we listened closely and we were able to give
our greatest attention to every word he said, because of a two
years' training in Mrs. Knight's classes.
The old man informed us that In 1 had been imprisoned in a
queer stone, and for many years had been kept by Mr. Wilson as
a curiosity. But the latter did net know ils true value, and long
ago had cast it out of tin 1 window. Many had picked it up, bu1
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had Thrown it down again as worthless, but its magic lay in the
fact that the old man. ninety year- _ with the beard way
down to here and nowhere was not to emerge until 1920, unless
someone utttered a wish while holding it. and how could I help
but chance upon this go< d fortune when there had been a con-
stant wish in our inmost thoughts for weeks. The old man was
grateful for his deliverance that he promised to tell us all
about the future of our classmates as they would he in the year
1920. So we opened our notebooks which we always carried
with ns in order to be ready to jot down problems of algebra or
geometry which might present themseb
We now began to listen to the future of Class '09, and
the first person we heard of was the one and only hoy of our
ss, Benjamin T. Riley. And what a strange fate had over-
taken him. He had married Lizzie Battenburg who had always
been a favorite with the Normal girLs. and the couple had set
up a great millinery establishment where the latest styles in
hats were always to be procured. We were not very much sur-
d at Ikey's becoming a "Benedict'' for he always was fond
azzie. But we did receive a shock when we found that G
Howard was in the insane asylum, whither she had gone -
after leaving Normal. Tin se strong nerves which had sustained
her so many nights in her viuils on the second floor, and her
9 down the pike had at last failed her. and she was sent to
Northampton a sad wreck of monitorship, at Dickinson Hall.
What a different fate had befallen her roommate, Ruby
Cowing. Immediately after graduation she had settled down to
a quiet life as a shepherdess, tending her "herd" with the great-
: care and devotion.
We paid close attention at the mention of the word Ma-
honey. What had become of fun-lovii smiling happy-go-
lucky Florence! Why the saddest of f her.
had always been fend of a trombone, so had organized a
— hand, with herself as leader playing the trombone. But
she became so fond of it and had the hand play so much, that
-trained her vocal chords until they became quite useless
and oh! so sad to relate had become quite dumb!
Another L r reat affliction had befallen one of the other girls,
Antoinette Char.- - - ip a telephone exchange of her
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own. bul as the place was entirely fitted up with "red" and i^o
other- color was prominent, so the poor girl became color blind.
We next heard about our old friend Elean Pfeiffer, who in
memory of Dickinson Hall life had built a lodging house for
those wayfarers who might be "Afraid to go home in the dark. 7 '
Septa Lynn we found had finally her dearest wish granted —
that of being a doctor, and she had so pursued her studies that
in 1920, she was a great surgeon, famous the world over. Septa
was ever a cut-up. so we knew she must he just in her element.
As for Elaine Holt and Helen Stockwell what more could be
expected when one saw how fond they were of the house cat at
Dickinson Hall, than that they should betake themselves off to
some distant land, no matter what the name. I for no matter how
simple, Helen never could pronounce it. where they kept a home
for houseless eats, with no thought for anything outside the care
of their pets.
We paid strict attention when we heard one of the beauties
of our class mentioned. What could have happened to her?
Why she had become a photographer and connected with her es-
tablishment was a picture gallery, showing the likenesses of
countless numbers of men. for was there ever a fellow any girl
might know, whose picture was not in Anne Halfpenny's collec-
tion \ And Anne not only knew the name but was well ac-
quainted with every gentleman in her or any other girl's list.
Ruth Xocke and Helen Lewis, we were told, had started a
private railway line between Springfield and Westfield by which.
Normal uirls could arrive at and leave school every imaginable
hour. No need to say that the line had become immensely popu-
lar with the school girls, all of whom gave up the public street
railway for that convenient one of two old Westfield Normal
And Louise Arnold . We certainly expected her to be a
prima donna by that time, but a far different course had been
adopted by her. After leaving Normal school, she had gone to
Simmons where she pursued a study of domestic science, in order
that she might later introduce it into her favorite school in life,
namely Clark University.
Now we found what had happened to good natured Kather-
ine Dowd. From the time of cur psychology days we knew Kate
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could tell funny stories, and we could never forget what a "howl-
ing" effeel they had upon us, and the teacher especially, so we
could not be very much astounded when we found she was with
Will 8. Monroe, who with his increase in years was becoming
somewhat sarcastic, and this was kept down somewhat by using
all her wit and humor on him. We had to sing praises of Kate
for the good work, and our one wonder was if she told him any
stories like, "Was your grandmother a monkey?"
And the Kearney sisters! Why. Miss Katherine is a grand
opera singer fulfilling the promise of her youth, while Miss
Mary is a speaker on " Woman s Rights." She gave a lecture not
long ago at Dickinson Hall, the monotony being broken by songs
and speeches. Once in a while they combine their talent, giving
interesting lectures on the American authors, whose lives they
became interested in while at school, and one night while Miss
Kearney was singing, in the most touching part, one in the au-
dience in the front row. heard a low voice about two seats from
her say. k ' ( Irescend !" Miss Kearney, "Crescendo!" and
turned in time to see Ethel Corrie in an excited manner giving
directions. Ethel we understood had supplanted the former
instructor at Westfield Normal school and paid special atten-
tion to the "Crescendo." so could not control her emotion at the
Imagine our delight at the success of May Dooley and Irene
Horrigan, who after working patiently for a few years had in-
vented a novel design in a spread of high colors. Although it
was closely observed and the different parts tested beyond the
strength of the material, yet it was not necessary that they
should be granted a copyright as no one ever had the courage and
endurance to imitate their example. Their invention practically
abolished that old form of spread that we used about ten years
But wonder upon wonder! Could we believe our cars when
he said Catherine Higgins was in a convent. Who would think
thai the slight confinement she endured while at school would
have given her such a taste for seclusion. But I suppose she
thought she might just as well do penance continually, as she had
practiced doing it a1 intervals so faithfully.
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Alice Geran, of whom we always expected a great deal, was
merely the head of a kindergarten establishment, where she took
special care of her male charges, and her little .Johnnies. Willies
and Pauls were the means of giving renewed vig;or to her wearied
He spoke of Esther Dalrymple as having become famous by
getting a patent on a clock by which one could regulate the time
to suit his necessities and conveniences ye1 live happily in a com-
munity. We were not surprised as you know Esther began this
practice in both the school and Dickinson Hall.
May Powers! Now can yon believe it .' was touring the con-
tinent giving lectures on " International Peace." and accom-
plishing wonders. May was always a peace making and peace
loving body, bnt we never dreamed sic was so infatuated with the
And Eleanor Goodyear was a gymnastic teacher. It was al-
ways expected she would pursue a course in music, but if you
remember correctly after Eleanor gave up her responsible posi-
tion of monitorship she took courses through the gymnasium in
the evening after nine and found it a most pleasurable pastime.
Miss Mary McGee had attained her heart's desire by enter-
ing Xew York society. She was a well known spectacle at the
horse races and entered into all sports with great enthusiasm.
excelling especially in ping pong. She also favored her friends
with tickets to the Hippodrome as Mate was also interested in
Genevieve Pease had become a "Prima Donna" in a Bijou
establishment. We wondered if that was the reason Genevieve
practiced the "popular airs'' at late hours.
We expected Marion Clark to be in an infirmary, but was
much relieved when we found that she and Maude Porsythe had
become Christian Scientists and often hired a hall for Miss Edith
Warner to deliver their sentiments and converse with the differ-
ent members of the audience, but Edith, true to her habit, disap-
pointed ( . 7 ) her friends by having the entertainment consist of a
monologue. Edith was our great "standby" to deliver criti-
cisms on United States history teaching lessons if you remember
1 WESTF1ELD SOUMAL. 1909
Poor Irene Squires! She was the only classmate that was
still teaching, and her ambitions never rose higher, for she was
still hunting for her mate.
Here the old man paused, looked sad. stroked his beard and
informed us of Anna Dalton who had studied in Germany at a
ital which if named would be easily recognized by all her
elassmates. Anna became a faithful nurse both to the institu-
tion and her profession, although she did lose her first ease by
»ing over- and forgetting to give the medicine.
But who would ever think there were so many talented peo-
ple in our class. There was Miss Parker whom we always thought
- late, writing funny stories and contributing largely to
Puck. Amies Dowdall had edited a newspaper entitled "Tin
I." with a clever phrase of advertisement preceding it.
namely. "Keep an eye on'" — Tht Label. Amies found this fact
dally valuable in chemistry. To this paper Marian Bridg-
man contributed "Lively Gossip" and always drew the informa-
tion maps. The latter must have come quite easy to her ;<-
to be quite familiar with maps for <he was al-
ways looking up places that were not on that dear old "Orbis
He then told us of Claire O'Neill and we were surprised be-
yond measure at his words. Claire was gaining a reputation of
renown by giving ex< "young hopefuls*' by the noble
work of instructing at a skating rink.
The old man paused for breath and as my pencil was by this
time worn down, and contrary to Mrs. Knight's earnest solicita-
tion — that we should always carry fountain pens — I had none
with me. l»nt Margaret who acted upon her advice was in p -
sion of one and took up the old man's words when he beyan
Mrs. Knight may question the truth of the statement that I
had a fountain pel: as she realized I took' a trip down stairs one
day for the ink "to save time. ; it for literature,
I at last did one thing that was - __ stecL
The nexl "<»!* girl we heard about was Frances Euan who
was touring Europe. S - at a considerable length of time on
th- Rhine, especially at the place where many years before I
sar had proposed to bridge it I Bridget . She must have become
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interested in the spot because it recalled days spent in child
study when- Fannie always shone in spending more time in
preparation and writing longer papers than the rest of us.
Alma Root had become a florist, taking roses as her specialty,
and met with ureal success in their method of twining. This
was not surprising for Alma was always good at twining, —
whether roses, baskets or hearts.
After hearing Alma's fate, we were ready for that of an-
other diminutive person in our class — none other than Abbie
Johnson. While at school, she was always so near the sky that
she became interested in the stars, so she was now an astronomer,
and one who could be relied upon for the truth of a statement,
because what others saw through telescopes Abbie could perceive
witli her naked eye.
Two more Springfield girls now claimed our attention —
Beulah and Ruth Randall who were famous chemists. They had
analyzed s;> many foods that they found the adulterations of all.
and were having great success in making the public usi j only
pure foods. A fact which added to their renown was that they
used a picture of themselves as an advertisement of the effect of
pure foods. One member of our class had especially profited by
their labors, for Tessie Barry would never be now recognized as
a Large woman of immeasurable width and height who lived at
last in peace and happiness in a distant land where she was never
called to account f< r things she might but had not done.
Monica Roche who, as everyone knows, has always dearly
loved babies, was in France where she was at the head of a day
aursery. Here she was in her element, and was never content
pt when helping in this fine educational work of Prance, and
she could ever be seen, surrounded by myriads of babes who were
always happy in her presence.
Now we f< und the whereabouts of Lena Wells. She had be-
come a missionary among the natives of the Pigi islands, where
the men especially flocked about her. for she won as many con-
verts just through her beauty and her pleasant manner as
through her preaching.
Next the old man told us < f .Jessie Ilildreth. She. as every-
one knows, was always ready to help the girls in any way pessi-
ble and they had many a good feed at -Jessie's. The custom with
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her had so grown that she had finally set up a restaurant, where
the girls might have luncheons at any time. This, of course,
served the girls to a \( i vy great extent after the new rule of "(let
down to the dining room ten minutes after the gong, or go with-
out your meal" was established.
And what had become of Tessie Tucker, the girl of so many
whims and fancies? Strange enough, she was in Paris, reveling
in the art of painting, though never with extreme success, for al-
though she was now free to give vent to her sentiments with the
brush, yet she had so many ideas constantly seeking for an out-
let, that she did not have the time to see to the completion of any
one. as she would have liked to in her own quaint way. As this
was a well known trait in Tessie's character, we were not at all
taken hack with her fortune.
Charlotte Richardson had invented a new soap which ex-
celled Hon Ami. for from chemistry experiments, she had found
the harm of adulterations, and so eliminated them. Charlotte
was always bright, so no wonder the soap had the quality of
Marcel la Carmody had gone West to Montana where 1 she was
enjoying herself immensely, teaching the little rustics and play-
ing the part of a Shy Anne in her life on a tine ranch which she
Then we Learned that Ottilie Ludwig had become a poetess
shortly after finishing her course at West field Normal School.
Ottilie was always fond of romance and spent many happy hours
in "dreamland" surrounded by her countless fairies, hut the
strange fact about her now. was that she had suddenly turned to
adventure and was always composing blood-curdling tales.
Our attention was next called to Clara Harrington, who had
done so well while at school that we all expected greal things of
her. But Clara had after a few years' teaching e;iven it up as
something too hard, for she never liked anything but easy work,
so was content to remain at home in idleness, dreaming ever of
"what minht have been.*'
And Dollie Allaire. — why Dollie was a demonstrator and
"American l,<i<li<s" were her specialty. Dollie was always good
in this line, and her gestures and fantastic movements aroused
great interesl and admiration in all her audiences.
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Louise Hush had gone to Porto Rico for the purpose of
teaching, but the life and customs were too slow for her, (as she
was, as everyone knows, accustomed to swift actions.) so she be-
came an auctioneer in a second-hand bookstore, where her quick
speech and knowledge of books were important factors in bring-
ing about her quick success.
Bui Mary Cronin was a basket weaver. Think of it! First
she wanted to become a music teacher, then she took a course to
become a school teacher, and she was now at the North Pole weav-
ing "peach baskets" to protect the natives' heads from the ex-
treme heat. Even at school, Mary showed her love for weaving
when she exclaimed. "If baskets are made in heaven. I refuse to
go there," but evidently she was not looking forward to a very
warm future, when she sought to acclimate herself to the North
Pole when 1 the fashions and seasons had preceded her.
Olive Starkweather and Eva Moynihan had started a teach-
ers' agency for the purpose of aiding the graduates of Westfield
Normal. They would accept other graduates but paid special at-
tention to our girls and now many of them are dispersed through-
out Becket, Chester, Feeding Hills. Tatam and Woronoco, thus
sending throughout the universe the broad methods of teaching
in which they excelled.
Contrary to ali our expectations. Ruth Taylor, having be-
come so interested in mathematics while at Westfield Normal
School was devoting her entire life to geometry, and had suc-
ceeded in giving to the public another new proof for the theorem
of Pathogoras. Her demonstration was so simple that it imme-
diately displaced all those which heretofore had been used. The
foundation for her proof as all must be interested to know — lay
in the word "Guess. "
Dora Powers who was always ready to lend a helping hand
whenever she could, had kept up tic good work after putting
school duties aside by forming a club known as the "Helpers"
wherein information on every conceivable subject was easily and
quickly obtained. There is no need to say that the fame of the
club spread with great rapidity and finally embraced the whole
Miss Alice Johnston had founded an orphan asylum where
she could tell storii s to her heart's content, and it must follow
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that she is never lacking a large and appreciative audience el'
Pearl Smith bad become a manufacturer of dyes and was
herself the chief workman in the house and though she had
taken a trip to England, and an earl there had tried to establish
her in that country, his efforts were futile, for Pearl loved this
side of the water tco much and came back for good to her "dye-
ing" and her " dyi rs."
Tryphena Bickfcrd had become a dealer in fraternity pins,
and now < ne could b<ii< r< that she had all the forms and makes
she spoke of. She had also since Inn- school days written a book
which rivalled thai of Paul Leicester Ford's " Wanted a Chap-
erone" as Tryphena 's had the title, "The Chaperone Elimi-
nated." It is needless to say that tin 1 book won great favor with
the younger set.
But, oh! horrors! we gasped when we found that Anna May
Stockwell was still at West Held Normal. Then 1 asked. "What
has sit 1 been doing there all this time," and the old man replied
that when she left the '01) Class she went abroad, being so greatly
inspired by what one of our kind teachers was always requesting
us to see if we should get the opportunity to go abroad that she
c aid not resist, and spent the rest of her money in travel, with
the exception of the sum that was to give the finishing touches
to her course. Anna was always slow, but she got there just the
Last, but not least, came the story of our class president,
Stella Vitty, better known as Mandy. We all knew that after
graduation Stella wont to Englewood, X. -J., to teach, but we did
not know that she had gone there for the express purpose of tak-
ing lessons in Normal training in Xew York, so that in a few
months she might become instructor in that line at Dartmouth.
But the trustees of the college did not allow her to remain very
lon<>' in this pleasing position, for Stella did nothing but "Nick"
everything with which she came in contact, and finally the place
had become quite degenerated and all classes were forsaken but
that of manual training. Poor Stella ! She was obliged to leave,
and in sorrow went out to Kalamazoo, Mich., where sh< became
the "Starr" matron cf an old maids' home, where never a word
of sarcasm was to be heard, and where Stella reigned supreme.
1909 WEST FIELD SOUMAL. 7£
Then the old man "ninety years of age, with a beard way
down to here," said, "I think that is all there were in the class;
of course these are all you care to hear about. He was pretty
weak as we had been standing during the recital but our enthu-
siasm over-balanced our fatigue, so we did not feel any "ill ef-
fects.*' I then asked him what we might do in return for his
kindness and to show our great appreciation. lie exclaimed.
"Sing! young ladies, sing!" It is ages since I heard music from
a human voice, and that is the enly recompense I shall accept for
my services." We seemed to realize controversy would be useless
as with open eyes and vacant expressions we looked at each other
and exclaimed. sin<> ! Then Helen breathlessly whispered, for
"PeU V sake Margaret what will we sin<r. Dreamily I added.
"Thi S( c< >i Time Principles" — "association" and "sugges-
tion," working together so powerfully I could not bring "rea-
son" or "thought" to my assistance. Taking my sta^e whisper
as an inspiration Helen began with a full, round quarter note
"do" and faintly I joined her in the rest. We had finished but
as I he last echo died out in Gillett's woods we saw tin 1 old man
totter and fall, looking tragic and trying to tell us he was dy-
We then sent for Alice Whitney as she could and would un-
tertake anything and she disposed of the body, promising se-
crecy. We never dared to tell it until today we give up the se-
cret as we find ourselves among our friends and the breath of
their divine protection hovering over us. Somewhere in the dis-
tance methinks I hear Alice say. "I went to Westfield Normal
School.'' No! I know she won't tell. And let us today bury our
secret for life eternally. Amen!
Helen T. Howard,
Margaret I. Leah v.
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Given Thursday, J urn 17, 1909, at th( Banquet.
By Septa Lynx.
ONE of the most noteworthy events of modern history oc-
curred on September 12, 1907. On that date the Class
of 1909 of the Westfield Normal School entered this fa-
mous institution of learning. Our aim in coming here
was the same as other classes have had and will have, namely, —
a desire to manipulate the ruler and to learn how it may be done
Although we came into existence in much the same way
as other classes there was one 1 important difference for which we
were very grateful, and we hope the same privilege may be ac-
corded to all classes of this school hereafter. Former classes, be-
fore entering, were obliged to lake examinations as a test of the
knowledge they had already acquired. In place of these, we were
allowed to submit certificates of our high standing in the various
high schools from which we came. Needless to say, we availed
ourselves of the opportunity, excepting a few who desired to
show that examinations could not frighten them.
Now that almost two years have passed it is hard to tel]
what our first impressions were, but this much can be said:
Whatever they were, they were supplied by the seniors who, the
evening before school opened, took great pains to give us a very
clear concept of each member of the faculty, with the traits of
character of each: also various suggestions as to how to get on
the "right side" of them. Mr. Allyn should not have blamed us
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when, in our notebooks of the fall term, he found that we had
been very generous with red ink. We soon learned that, although
both Mr. Allyn and Mr. Monroe liked red ink. it would be a good
plan to be a trifle more economical with it. Get the idea \ Dur-
ing the first week or two we had a most enjoyable time, thought
Normal School very easy, and resolved to get the full benefit of
our stay here. For some unknown reason, it seems almost a
dream now. Mr. Monroe was not present at the opening of the
school, and did not put in an appearance until a whole week had
passed. Strange, was it not? Mr. Monte did not come until we
had been here about two weeks and so. with the absence of two of
our teachers, life here at first was very unlike what it was after
they were all here.
During the first term we studied zoology under Mr Wilson.
It was not long before Normal girls could be seen almost any time
in search of grasshoppers, crickets, etc., some of which caused
very strenuous and exciting times in Dickinson Hall. In arith-
metic, under Mr. Allyn. we learned that a subject may have very
different aspects, and were obliged to look upon this one in a
different way than we had ever before thought of it. keeping
always to the practical side. Is it not so.' Having learned that
no text books were used in this subject, we thought it would be
very interesting indeed but, when repeatedly questioned as to
"actual facts V we thought of it in a different light.
With Mrs. Knight we had grammar and here, at least, was
one class in which we were always greeted with a pleasant smile
and allowed to recite with the use of all of our senses. With .Air.
Monte Ave soon learned to distinguish all the colors of the rainbow
in any one of the beauties of Nature and were happy to think
that we could always get the "motif."
Although we had been fully warned as to the proper thing
to expect in Mr. Monroe's classes, we came out of our first reci-
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tation with him with little hope of ever getting "signed." We
were to him the "young juniors." Sometimes our voices failed
ns; at other limes reason was so impaired by fright that Mr.
Monroe failed to "get the point" in our recitations and we were
obliged to call upon our colleagues for help. Such instances
brought forth ejaculations from our psychology professor, which
it would be hard to imitate. In the study of the history of edu-
cation it would have been well if we had had a previous course
in phonetic shorthand. The day our notebooks were first in-
spected was a red letter day in the history of '()!). The worst
part of the work in these classes was tin 1 fact that so little en-
couragement was held out to us. One girl, who entered a few
weeks late, when told that it was "almost impossible for her to
do the work/' and that it was "useless for her to expect to get
through," decided that she would give up tin 1 idea, and so made
it her last as well as her first day.
With Miss Cummings we spent many pleasant periods in the
gymnasium at Dickinson Hall after a hard day's work. She.
together with Mrs. Knight, we found to he the most considerate
of our teachers. In these periods we wen 1 never allowed 1<»
overwork ourselves (and never did). Two other teachers whom
we had throughout the year were Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Brodeur.
The former did his best to implant in our minds the •"seven
time principles." and if they are not there still it is through no
fault "of Mr. Goodwin's. One period of each week was devoted
to pedagogy, in which we had various interesting discussions.
varying from "My boy at college" to "the standard authors."
As time went on there grew a desire for class organization.
Our first class meeting was called and conducted by our prin-
cipal. It resulted in the election of class officers for the year.
After that, meetings were held regularly, and one of the first
things we did was to choose honorary members. Other classes
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had made it a custom to honor one member of the faculty in this
way. We decided to do the same, but when we came to choose.
we wished to make 1 every member of the faculty a member of our
class and could not he satisfied with only one. Finally we decided
upon two. Mr. Monte, who was a "new" teacher, and Mi*.
Although we had to study very hard to keep our work up,
our teachers realized (though not any more than we did) that
all work and no play was not good for us from a physiological
standpoint. Shortly after school opened a house party was held
at Dickinson Hall, which proved to he a very enjoyable gather-
ing. Dickinson Hall was the scene of a number of other good
times also, though perhaps some of them are better not spoken
of here 1 , since I have heard that many were not strictly in accord-
ance with the "Rules and Regulations" of the house. The
''pike" has been noted for a certain surreptitious gathering
which was "discovered there at half-past eleven one ni<_dit." 1
cannot say exactly how it happened, hut certain it is that on that
same night, one poor junior from the upper story, who had a
senior roommate, was almost forced out of her room by the
presence there of a number of her roommate's friends. Unfort-
unately, she wandered down to the "pike" in search of some of
her "colleagues," only to find them companions in misery.
Xot long after the house party a masquerade was held at
Dickinson Hall. The same evening a smaller gathering occurred
in the school hall. Doubtless of the two. the former was the more
enjoyable, hut T am certain, from what information T have ac-
quired upon this subject, that the latter was not Lacking in amuse-
ment. Ask Ah-. Winslow about it if you are in doubt.
Almost before we knew it the first term was over and we re-
turned home for a short recess at Thanksgiving. The winter term
proved to he much easier than the fall term had been and. as a
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result, brilliant recitations from our class became more frequent.
We no Longer had Mrs. Knight as a teacher, and in place of zoo-
logy with Mr. Wilson, physiology was substituted. It was in this
class that one of our members astonished the teacher with some
interesting facts regarding "French cooks."
The firsl reception given by the seniors was a most enjoyable
social affair. We soon returned the compliment by giving them
a reception which fairly outclassed anything of the sort which
had ever been given before.
The winter term seemed even shorter than the fall term
and, with the advent of spring, we were obliged to set ourselves
to the grindstone and work harder than ever. In this term we
took up the study of physics in which we were introduced to
many "interesting phenomena." Is it not so! Imagine our
surprise to find ourselves presented with shower bouquets in this
class. Geography, about which we had heard a great deal, became
even a Larger thorn in our path than psychology or anything else
had ever thought of being. Although already acquainted with
Mi*. Monroe's methods and customs, it did not help us much.
Memory and reason rarely combined in this class. Our sympa-
thy was always ready for tin 1 poor unfortunates called upon to
take the floor, or asked to "step to the map, please/' and " point
out the heat belts." "wind belts," or to "trace the migratory
heat equator.'' Then, after a vain attempt to do what was re-
quired, we would sink into our seats, only to hear that we could
not have done worse if we had been blindfolded.
Even though it seemed impossible we survived this first year
of work. Commencement time arrived and with it a longing for
a much-needed rest. It was a sad time, too, for now we must
say good-bye to the seniors, who would not return again in the
fall, as we hoped to. But sad things and "lad things are contin-
ually coming our way and soon that first year was all over,
1909 WESTF1EU) XORMAL. 21
the seniors had none never to return again as a class of students,
and we were gone, to return again at the close of the summer.
Almost before we realized it, summer was gone and we were
back again at Dickinson Hall, this time as seniors. It was a
pleasure to notice the difference between eur class and the poor
unsophisticated juniors and to give them as much information as
we could upon various subjects.
This year the house party took the form of a ''children's"
party and was even more successful than last year's had been.
Imagine our surprise and delight to find Mr. Monroe as one of
the children. We had learned that Mr. Monroe would not be
with ns much longer. Although some of us did not quite appre-
ciate Mr. Monroe's methods, there was not one of us who did not
realize what he and his work meant to the school, and it was with
sorrow thai we thought of his departure. We fully believed our
principal when lie said that if another would do half as much
for ns as Mr. Monroe had done, he would be doing exceedingly
well and as much as could be expected. Mr. Monroe liked to
make ns work. He told us that he tried to keep us busy all the
time and he certainly succeeded in so doing. But there was an-
other side to his nature also, although some of ns were slow in
finding it, and did not realize it until the last moment. Mr.
Monroe left at the end of the first term. The farewell reception
given by the faculty in his honor showed what a host of friends
he had made during his stay here. We cannot thank Mr. Monroe
too much for all he has done for us nor for making our last
period with him a happy one.
After his departure we awaited with eagerness the arrival
of our new teacher, Mr. Hockenberry. We were very much
pleased with him when he did come, and exceedingly glad to
know that he realized we could not do our best work when
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The course of our senior year flowed peacefully on, for now
we were " dignified ' ' and did not engage in such silly pranks as
we did when juniors. We spent most of our time now in taking
care of those "young juniors." This year we were again formed
into classes under Mrs. Knight. We Learned from her thai in
our apperceptive step, our presentation, and our generalization,
we must be cheerful, positive and animated, have good distribu-
tion of questions and. horror of horrors, while doing all this, we
must keep the attention of the class. It seemed impossible at first,
hut we soon found that it could be done in trying to teach a
clnss of our "colleagues" at least, but whether or not it worked
out with the Training School chi ldren , we will leave it to indi-
viduals to say.
Speaking of good distribution of questions reminds me of our
geography class in which we all feared that our turn was com-
ing next. Strange to say, we heard the same remarks at almost
owry class. — "Miss Charest, we will let you recite this morning":
"Going down this table. Miss Roche, you may take the floor";
"What can you add. Miss McGee?" Mi'. Goodwin can vouch for
the fact that we were a very progressive class. During our first
year we composed numerous class songs and formed a "Glee
Club." It was our intention to send this club to various schools
to give exhibitions of our talent but. owing wholly to lack of
funds, this idea was never carried out. However, the Glee Club
continued its meetings this year, purely for the aesthetic value.
Mr. Hockenberry is assured that we have remarkable memories,
for did not one member of our class inform him. accurately, at
what age she began to walk ?
This year as well as last year we have had several good
times, both at the school and at the hall. On these occasions we
became acquainted with our teachers in a social way and it is
gratifying to see how amusing they can be out of school-, even
1909 WESTFIELD XORMAL. ££
though they are not always so during school hours. Our first
reception this year was not held until after 11k 1 Christmas vaca-
tion. As everything else that we have been connected with,
it was a great success. The principal feature of the dance was a
moon which was brought indoors for the benefit of those who
prefer moonlight. This reception was followed by one from the
junior class which, considering their immaturity, was unusually
successful. Only one more reception is left for the class of '09
to give, the final, which will be held on Saturday evening and
which, we hope, will excel all previous ones in enjoyment.
Now. when we are about to leave this school, we feel a great
sadness come over us. for here we have spent two of the happiest
years of our lives. Here we have met many people and made
friends from whom we must now part. Perhaps some of us. yes.
many of us, will never meet again, but we hope that we shall
not be forgotten. We hope that the faculty will remember the
(lass of '09, which Mr. Allyn has said is the "best ever." Mrs.
Wilson, we feel sure, cannot forget very readily a class which.
perhaps, has annoyed her in more ways than one, but we hope
that she will forgive us, one and all. Mr. Saunders, we think,
will remember for some time the surprise party which the girls
of 'OS and 'OH held on him one April morning; but it is as a
chiss that We wish to be remembered. As we have remembered
our seniois so we hope our juniors will never forget the Class of
'09, their seniors.
This is the history of the (Mass of '0!). If there are any addi-
tions or corrections, now is the time for them. Was that the last
bell ! No, it was not. Then, we will pass on rapidly to the next
topic. Septa Lynn. W. N. S., '09.
WESTFIELD NORMAL. 1909
Given Monday, Jura :J1. 1909, Assembly Hall, (lass Night.
By May Powers.
AS we, the (lass of 1909 are about to separate and each one
to start her voyage on the sea of life, rough for some,
smoother for others, we think it proper that while we
are one body, we should leave in the form of a will, to all
those whom we love and honor, the treasures which we own as a
class. Therefore —
We, the (Mass of 1909, of the YYestfield State Normal School,
of the county of Hampden, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
of sound and unfailing mind, and considering the uncertainty of
this life, do make and declare this our last will and testament,
hereby revoking any will by us heretofore made.
After the payment of our debts, just or unjust, and other
expenses, we give, devise and bequeath as follows: To our suc-
cessors, the (Mass of 1910 we give, devise and bequeath, —
Fikst. The back rows of seals in the Assembly Hall where
they must sit exceedingly quiet with only two books on their
desks for all must participate in the devotional exercises. Also
the privilege to subdue the incoming class who will doubtless for-
get that this room must be quiet.
Second. The use of the chemical Laboratory where we as
seniors laboriously worked and at last succeeded in discovering a
powder which we guarantee to cure all nervous quaking and heart
trembling which the Class of 1910 will no doubt experience before
entering their recitations in geometry.
1909 WESTFIELI) XORMAL. 25_
Third. To them we also bequeath the use of the mathe-
matics room where they may spend four periods a week of
0°, 45', X" anxiously awaiting the hands of the clock to reach
the point at which the hell is rung for dismissal.
FOURTH. To the new history classes, the history room where
we hope they will enjoy the ever-pleasant, conversational lessens
assigned to + hem, and succeed as well as the present senior class
have in the requirements of their teaching — namely, to be cheer-
ful, positive and animated. Also we advise them when on enter-
ing then- ancient history course to supply themselves with a heavy
soled pair of shoes, which will save expenses as they must make
frequent trips to that well known "Orbis Komanus" map.
Fifth. To the juniors at Dickinson Hall, the use of the
gymnasium only for playing popular music. Any one who is
classically inclined may wander down to the parlor to pour
forth her musical talent.
Sixth. We devise unto the Springfield juniors a special
ear which they may justly monopolize and where they may pur-
sue their different lines of work — for instance, studying and
making decorations for their class affairs.
Seventh. To Mary Hynes and Agnes (ilasheen we must
will Room Xo. :2. on the first floor, as it is merely submitting to the
inevitable. The " pikers, " instead of ascending as a rule, descend,
although their ideas are elevated. Yet. in this room their ideas
will he elevated as there 1 is ;i stepladder which they can have the
use of for the asking. This the girls must expect as it is only
fulfilling past traditions. And we are giving it on conditions
that they allow it to act as a general assembly room, and sacri-
fice all their needs and spare moments and vacant chairs to the
service of their friends.
Eighth. One of our seniors has at last reluctantly decided
to give a beautiful fern she has carefully tended this past year.
26 WEST FIELD XORMA L. 1909
to Mollie Casey, as she always desired to specialize in b6tany.
This will also divert Mollie's mind and cause her attention to be
turned from care.
Ninth. To Marion Burnham we bequeath a special course
in ornithology. While pursuing this course we hope she will
make a specialty in the medical department, where she will he-
come skilled in "doctoring robbins, " for, if we remember right-
ly, the "Robbin" was Marion's favorite bird.
Tenth. To our twins, yea our heavenly twins, in the junior
class, we will solicitude where they may study for hours at a
time, never disturbed, even by the slightest noise.
Eleventh. To Bessie Connor we bequeath a copy of Evan-
geline, trusting that she will he especially interested in the put
connected with "Gabriel. "
Twelfth. To Louise Twohig we bequeath the use of the
piano in the gymnasium, also a music roll containing out or more
in ir pieces of music.
Thirteenth. As Sarah Plumb was very prominent in
bringing about a new style of millinery at our school this spring,
we will her the privilege of so continuing in that line of business
and of setting new styles for the juniors of next year.
Fourteenth. To Lulu Panning we will a friendly game of
cards in which the ''King" will he in great prominence.
Fifteenth. We bequeath to Helena Sutty the best make of
a graph( ph< ne — the "Victor."
Sixteenth. We will, devise and bequeath to all the faculty
our deepest appreciation and kindest wishes.
To our principal, we leave our sincere gratitude and esteem
for the interest he has taken in our class since our entrance to the
school. To. Mr. Wilson we will our heartfelt appreciation of his
ability to make clear to us the hard problems of science which
r.i<n> w'Esi riELD \oi;mal. 27
often confronted us. With all assurance, we can say that our
hard l^ins were made easy by his practical information. To
Mr. Allyn we leave our sincere thanks for his assistance in saving
ns from an untimely death by teaching us that just as a book
cannot be judged by its cover, so the contents of a bottle cannot
he judged by the label on the outside. To .Mr. Goodwin we will
our lifelong esteem and good wishes. Also the patience that is
needed from past experience) t<» teach the '■seven time princi-
ples."" To Mis. Knight we bequeath our deepest love and thanks
for her keen interest in the iriids. To Mi-. Monte we will the
sincere friendship of the Class of 1909. To Mr. Hockenberry we
leave our heartiest wishes for the best of success as a teacher in
our "Alma Mater." Unto Miss Cummings we devise our fondest
love and hope that in years to come her friendship toward us
may remain as warm as we know ours will for her.
Lastly we extend our thanks to you all for witnessing this,
our last testimony, whereof we have hereunto subscribed our
names and affixed our seals on the 21st day of June, in the year
of our Lord. 1909.
Signed and approved by each member of our class in the
ace of a testator.
Class of 1909.
May L. Powers.
£^ WEST FIELD XORMAL. 1909
QH70 (ttnurt of 3am?
The Court of Fame, Assembly Hall, Jinx 21, 1909.
CAST OF CHARACTERS.
Creek Graces Tessie Tucker. Septa Lynn
Goddess \ x x a I ) alton
Heralds Elaine I loi.r. Marian Bridgman, Agnes Dowdai.l
Hypatia Grace Howard
Queen Elizabeth Catherine 1 1 eggins
Samantha . Men Florence Mahoney
Ruth Claire O'Xeiu.
Sister of Mercy May DoolEy
Martha Washington Charlotte Richardson
Topsy Helen Howard
Nydia Eth el CorriE
Xantippe Genevieve Pease
Joan of .Ire Alice Geran
Gypsy Queen Antoinette Charest
Grecian Poetess Anne H alflex w
Pocahontas Lena IYeiiter
Grace Darling Pearl S.m i tii
Mrs. Partington Margaret Leahy
Ike Partington B. T. RilEy
Mary, Queen of Scots TryphENA BickEORD
Lady Mary Sea ton Alma Root
Lady Mary Beaton Mary Kearney
Priscilla Lena Wells
Queen Isabella Irene HoRRlGAN
Bridget O'Flannigan Marion Clark
Barbara Frietchie E. Dalrym i-i.e
Miriam Dolly Allaire
Maids Ruby Cowing, Tessie Barry, Monica Roche
Columbia S. A. VlTTY
Attendants M ISSES Egan, Goodyear. WarnER
1909 WEST FIELD NORMAL. 29
June 22, 1909.
Given by Charlotte B. Richardson.
THE time of parting has come. For two years we
have striven and struggled together with the same aims
and ambitions. But now our pathways diverge. In
another day each one of us will have taken a new road,
started a new Life. And as we stand together as a class for the
Inst time, memories of these past two years come crowding thick
and fast. At times our work seemed almost too hard for us, but
now we see where we might have accomplished much more than
we have, and we sigh for the many opportunities which we
thoughtlessly let slip by. Joy and pleasure have been plenti-
fully intermingled with our work and we are loth to say good-
bye to those many good times. From now on a new seriousness
will enter into all that we do. as we accept larger and greater
responsibilities and our outlook upon life becomes broader and
Friends, we have invited you here this afternoon to witness
this simple exercise, the planting of the ivy, which means so
much when entered into with the true spirit. The ivy is ever
climbing, always seeking the light and striving for a higher
place. In like manner may our ambitions and ideals develop, always
striving for the highest ana the best. This little plant is frail and
tiny now, but with proper care, sufficient moisture and sunlight,
it will soon grow into a strong, hardy vine. So may our lives, our
characters broaden and develop, strong for the good and the true
30 WESTFIELD NORMAL. 1909
and the right. Kind friends, we thank you for your interest and
good wishes which we know are ours. May we, as a class and as
individuals live up to the best that is within us. prove ourselves
worthy of all that lias been done for us, and in do way fall short
of what is expected of us.
To the Class of 1910. now the Senior class, we extend our
cordial wishes for as successful a Senit r year as we have had.
In another year you will be standing in this same place, partic-
ipating in this same exercise as so many classes have done before
you. May success crown all your efforts both as a class and as
individuals. To you, the (lass of 11)10. we intrust the care of
this little vine. We make you the guardian of this symbol of
our future growth and of our never dying ambitions and ideals.
As we scatter far and wide may we feel assured that this little
plant, the symbol of our united interest and effort, is taking
deeper and stronger root each day. owing to your kindly and
Charlotte Baxter Richardson, 1909.
1909 WE8TFIELD NORMAL. 31
Atomsa to ©lass of 19H9
Jwu 22, 1909.
Given by the Class President.
CLASSMATES, members of the (lass of 1909. This is
the iast time that we shall be together as a class; it is
the last time that we shall all be here on the Campus as
members of Westfield Normal School, 1909.
We have been together for two years, striving to obtain that
which we expect will help us in our chi sen work. We have se-
cured, with our diplomas, a Normal school education. That
may mean little or it may mean much.
Girls, I ask you not only as members of what we each believe
to be the best da>s ever graduated here, but as Alumnae of
Westfield Normal School to make the most of what you have
obtained here. Make your work count in the world. Prove your-
selves worthy of your position.
In all life's work, we believe there is none nobler than the
one we have chosen. Live up to the highest ideal you may now
have and when that is attained, strive for a still higher one.
Our two years here have been short. Today ends for many of
ns school life.
We know that the motto of last year's class may be ap-
plied to ours. We go now from "school life to life's school."
School life has seemed hard. Do we realize that life's school is
even harder f
Classmates, my wish for each one of you is that in whatever
you undertake to do. in whatever place you may find yourself,
you may always be ''lifting better up to best" and proving
yourself worthy of the love and respect of every other member
'of Westfield Normal School, 1909.
WESTFIEL1) NORMAL. 1909
Cutest O. Lnm k.
Snooper P. Smith
Most popular E. Dai.rymim.i:. M. McGee, S. Vitty
Best natured M. McGee
Wit Vitty. Tickkk
Nerviest A. Gkrax
Giggler M. Leah?
Flirt H. Howard
Baby R. Randall
Spoon A. Charest. A. Gkrax
Bride R. Cowing
Musician E. Dalrymim.l
Sleepiest H. Lewis, C. C. Higgins
Brightest A. JOHNSON
Prima Donna D. Allaiuk
Beauty h. Wells
Bluff G. Pease. E. Dalrym im.i:
Cut T. Tucker
Best all around girl S. Vitty
Grind C. Harrington
Dude A. Dai.k.x
Popular boy B. RilEy
Bachelor girl E. Hoi/t
Athlete M. RochE
1909 WESTFIELD NORMAL. 33
Wonderful prodigy discovered: .Miss Tucker at the age of
eight months started to walk, thus establishing a precedent in
the annals of child study.
Teacher of psychology: "And what reference do you con-
sider the best, Miss L -?"
Bright pupil, striving vainly to catch a whispered answer:
"Why. e-e-er Study of the Human Mind by Prof. James, I
think. He's an excellent authority."
"So ! so ! I wasn't aware that he had written such a work."
In The History Room.
Three minutes after the last bell has rung.
M rs. K. : " And where is Miss A. ! [ '
"Well, so is Christmas, but it's a long way off."
"In what class was Miss W ever prominent as a critic?"
"In history she has no equal. Why.' Because! !"
You never can tell what will happen! If Miss H — n's had
corresponded with Professor Oppenheim he might have been
induced to include some of her views in his work on Psychology.
At least this is what Prof. W. S. M thought when he heard
Miss II- -'s brilliant recitation on memory.
Senior pupil coming from class room: "I've .just heard
the latest joke!"
Curious Junior: "What is it '"
Senior pupil : "Do you remember Caesar's proposal .'"
Junior: "No — when !"
Senior: "When he reached the Rhine he proposed to
34 WESTFIELD SORMAL. 1909
Conversation heard the clay the (Mass picture was taken:
"And what are you going to do with your hands. Mr. A — V
"I'm busy with my feet now."
(Finally after adjusting himself to his difficult position
"on the fence." he was obliged to change and so called on the
class treasurer to help him out.)
Favorite insect Grasshopper
Favorite animal Piggy
Favorite sport Hockey
Favorite time Night
Favorite name Pete
Favorite place Skating Rink
Favorite battleship Monitor
Favorite song Blow, bugle, blow
In the psychology class :
Teacher: "Describe the symptoms of fear. Miss A — ."
Miss A — : "From my own experience, I grow rigid, have
paroxysms of weeping, followed by cold chills."
Whisperings from history:
"And poor Hendrik Hudson was lost at sea."
Teacher: "Describe the deplorable condition of France at
Our Bright Hoy: "The condition of France. Mrs. K — ,
was deplorable. It was decidedly wretched, so deplorable that
the people were in great distress."
Teacher: "Exactly. Yes."
•"In what does our vice-president excel.'"
-What is Miss (J— 's specialty?"
" Diverting the mind."
1909 WESTFIELD NORMAL.
iExprraatmui Arqmrrii at U. N. B.
"I fancy it may be so."
"Strange to say — it's just the opposite."
"Get the idea."
"Just a little more chroma."
"Neutralize it, neutralize it."
"Now skirls, attend to me."
"I've been squelched."
"These terrible bells! Was that the first, second or third?"
"In terms of our own Experience."
"From the known to the unknown."
"Imitation, dictation, representation."
"Go to your room, immediately."
"Those are my orders! ! !"
"Interesting. Miss II — . but untrue!"
"Mr. Taylor's lawn is green and the campus is green and"-
Miss H — 's specialty: Concave polygons!
A favorite game: "Clapp in, Clapp out.
36 WESTFIELD NORMAL. 1909
Tunc: Anchored. M. I. Leahy.
Our days at Normal School
Are but a pleasure past.
Like all our other joys
We found they could not last ;
Working- with steady zeal
Was a great trial true,
But glad, O glad, are our hearts tonight
And loyal to White and Blue.
Two years have sped so swiftly on
It seems but yesterday we met.
Our work is done ; we've had our fun,
Faithful and true tho a trouble too,
To our kind faculty.
Now cheer for Nineteen Nine,
The class that's fought and won.
Psychology and Math ;
Now seem to us but fun ;
Botany was our test
Tho Drawings we could not do;
A- Art was a work unknown
We left it to Juniors to do.
Only another day to spend.
Only another night to dream,
Naughty-Nine! Now is the time
To bid farewell to our Normal dear!
Farewell! but not good-bye.
Music became our boast,
Composers now are we.
Literature- we all liked.
But O for our History!
Now when the strife is o'er
A happy class remains;
But sad, O sad, are our heart-.
Tho still we think of our gain-.
1909 WE8TFIELD NORMAL. 37
But tho beating, they now seem stil
For new tasks we must fulfill.
Dear Naughty-Nine !
Ne'er let your love grow cold.
For your dear Green and Gold !
Our colors — Green and Gold!
Francis Eg ax, '09.
Two years have swiftly flown and our
School days now are past ;
So we the Class of 1909
Must say farewell at last.
We cannot forget the friendships
Of a school to us so dear
As we gather round this ivy
Which we leave to flourish here.
The time at last has come
When Nineteen Nine must part,
So we leave this one fair token
As an emblem of its heart.
As we leave you Junior schoolmates,
With a sadness full and deep.
We trust that through the future
Our ivy thought you'll keep.
For we plant the tender ivy vine
Symbol of a custom old.
That may to future students
Dear thoughts of us unfold ;
And as you keep on upward
And round these walls entwine
We'll he striving onward, upward.
Thee, our symbol, ivy vine.
WESTFIELD NORMAL. 1909
Tunc: Captain Willie Brown.
Bright Normal days are almost o'er.
The gladest years of life;
Mow swiftly have they glided by
The time has seemed to fly ;
The seasons come and go
And though all this be so
We shall not forget our dear old friends.
We all must leave this Normal home
The stormy world to roam,
But though the mighty ocean's tide
Should all of us divide ;
() let us strive to be
Always true to thee.
Dear old class of Nineteen Hundred Nine.
From left to right
We march along,
With colors bright.
And joyful song;
We hate to leave this dear old Normal.
Westfield Normal. Nineteen Nine,
Come raise a cheer,
A hearty cheer.
Till back again we hear it rolled.
Come gather round the grand old banner.
Emblazoned with the Green and Gold.
Come, classmates, let us sing
Our voices let them ring.
For fond farewell will song begin.
So join our happy, happy class day lay
On this bright gay June day ;
So classmates sing and cheer
For 1 !)<)'.).
VMM WEST FIELD XOh'MAL. 39
O Westfield Normal dear.
Come raise a hearty cheer,
For the Class of 1909 and the
Class so mighty line.
We are the elass whom the
Faculty ne'er forgot to sign.
And so we sing to yon
And long ere we are through
You'll say that we are best
And banish all the rest,
Come Juniors, join our song,
Our joyous la)' prolong;
For soon from you dear friends we'll part.
Dear Juniors, in life's work for us to start,
Our best wishes impart;
So Juniors sing and cheer,
Time: I zcaut you.
Westfield Xormal. Nineteen Nine
Marching forward down the line.
Hear the faculty all say
We're the best class out today ;
We're the class that does the work
From our duties never shirk.
Next year Juniors will be told
Of our deeds, then growing old.
Soon, soon we leave Normal School forever.
Then from Juniors and from faculty we'll sever.
We're the best class ever came to Xormal School.
When we're gone from Normal School
Don't let your love for us cool;
Just remember. Juniors dear.
What we did when we were here.
Though we did not always do
in WEST FIELD NORMAL. 1909
Just the tilings they wished us to,
Yet the faculty still say
We're the best class out today.
Soon, soon we leave Normal School forever,
Then from Juniors and from faculty we'll sever.
We're the best class ever came to Normal School.
S. A. Vittv, "09.
Tunc: Jerusalem, the Cold en.
O, Alma Mater noble,
We'll cheer thee on our way.
We'll love and watch thee ever
And homage to thee pay.
We'll sing, we'll sing thy praises,
We'll shout thy name aloud.
Across the mighty oceans
To own thee we are proud.
Within thy stately portals
In all their beauty dressed,
We'll turn to thee for succor.
When with Earth's duties pressed ;
We know thy many virtues,
Will show forth every year.
To glorify and honor
Thy name. O Normal dear !